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214                                    FLORA IN DIG A.                    [Lardizaldw.

2. PARVATIA, Decaisne.
Sepala 6, biserialia, ext. ajst. valvaLa. Petala 6, lanceolata, sepalis
iBnlto minora. Stamina in masculis monadelpha, connective ultra an-
theras oblongas apiculato, in fcemineis ininima libera abortiva. Ova-
ria 3, ovoidea, stylo oblongo acuto apicJulata. Oyula parieti afftxa,
sparsa, pilis immersa.—Frutex scandem> foliis trifoliolatis> inflorescentia
axlllari racemosa, floribus parmdis ess albo viridescentibus.
This little genus, of which only one species is known, is closely allied to Staun-
tonia, from which, however, it is at once distinguished by the presence of petals and
by the trifoliolate (not digitate) leaves.
1. P. Brunoniana (Decaisne, Arch. Mus. i. 190.1.12 A); foliolis
ternis lanceolatoovatis acaminatis supra nitidis subtus glaucescentibus,
floribus racemosis laxis, j)edunculis sutyfasciculatis.— Stauntonia Bruno-
niana, Wall. <M'4592!
HAB. Inmontibus Khasia,.alt. 3-4000 pad.!—(PL Oct.Nov.) (v. t?.)
Prutex alte scandens, ramis teretibus cortice rugoso suberosp pallido. EamuH
purpurei, striati, subangulati, 'Folia longe pctiolata, petiolis basi inerassatis; foliola
ovata vel ovato-lanccolata, obtuse vcl argute acuminata, rarius obtnsa, basi rotim-
data, glabra, supra lucidq, subtus glauca, 3-G poll, longa, 1-2^ lutu, j)etiolulis an-
gulatis medio 1-1£ poll, longo, lateralibus diinidio brevioribus. Pcdwiculi asollares,
fasciculati, tubereulo squamigero iuserti, 2-4 poll, longi, rigid!usculi, flexuosi, graciles.
Pedicelli palcntes, bracteola lineari-membranacea suffulti, longi. Mores fccniiiiei mas-
cuHs fere duplo majores |-poUicares. Sepala tenuia, tenuiter nervosa. Carpetla (1
tantum visum) ovoidea, utrinqae obtusa, granulosa, H poll, longa. Semina in pulpu
mdulantia, uudique affixa.
We have before us two specimens from the valley of Assam^ one collected by Grif-
fith and one by Mr. Simons, which are probably referable to this species, as they
only differ by the leaves being obtuse and thinner in texture, both very variable cha-
racters in this Order. The flowers, which are male, are identical with those of P.
Brunoniana.
3. HOLLBOLLIA, Wall, (non Hook.)
Sepala 0, bisermlia, ext, cest. valvata, int. subimbricata. Petala 6,
minuta, squamsefonnia, rotniidata. Stamina 6, libera; filameuta, (in
fcemineis minima cffouta) crassiuscula, cylindrica; anthera lineares,
extrorsc biloculares, connective apiculatse. Qvaria (in mascuUs rudi-
mentaria) lineari-oblonga, pulpa repleta, atigmate oblongo terminata.
Osula uuinerosa, parietibus nndique affixa, pilis imruersa, orthotropa,
demum anatropa. Oarpella indchiscentia, baccata, polysperma, scptis
pulposis a paiiete ortis medium fere attingentibus pseudo-multilocula-
ria. Semina in loculis aolitaria, anatropa yel semi-anatropa, testa fusca
cartilaginea.—Fruticcs alte scandentes, foliis digitatix $-$-foliolati8t ra-
cemis amllaribu* wrymbiformibuti floribus jpurpureis vel mridemfttibua*
This genus was otfgfrally founded by Wallich in his Tentaiuen HI, Nep., but after-
wards abandoned by him on the supposition that it was not distinct from Stauntonia,
DO. Decaisne has, however, dearly shown that unless all the digitate plants of the
Order are to be reduced to one genus, a course which does not seem to us advisable,